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Control System Improves Human-Robot Interaction
01/22/14 — Robot use in manufacturing is nothing new. Most industrial robots, however, operate in caged areas to protect humans from their movements. A few robots are used directly by people, in close quarters, for applications such as automobile assembly. For example, a person hanging a car door on a hinge uses…

Baxter Travels to Australia and New Zealand in New Partnership
01/15/14 — Boston, MA, January 15, 2014 – Rethink Robotics today announced the rollout of the Baxter Research Robot to academic and corporate researchers in Australia and New Zealand. The Company has entered into an exclusive partnership with Training Systems Australia, the leading supplier of technology-related products and training systems to universities and technical colleges in…

Seegrid Adds to Flexible AGV Suite
01/14/14 — The GT4 and GWSL3 are state of the art yet simple to use, as they do not require any additional infrastructure, costly expansion or redesign into a facility, or a specialized team of engineers to install, support, or operate the flexible vision-guided vehicles. The GT4 and GWSL3 offer fast and…

Empire Robotics Debuts VERSABAL Jamming Gripper
01/07/14 — Boston, MA, January 07, 2014 – The exciting robotic gripping technology that has been given many names now has one that's sure to stick: VERSABALL®. You may have seen it called a "universal jamming gripper," "coffee gripper," "granular gripper," or even "bean-bag gripper," but Empire Robotics, Inc.—the Cornell University spinout…

Barrett Technology Kicks Off New Year in New Facility
01/07/14 — NEWTON, MA, USA -- January 7, 2014 Barrett Technology opens 2014 in its newly completed facility.  The historic renovated brick-and-timber building with beautiful architecture, high ceilings, and natural sky-lighting, makes a fitting and handsome space for Barrett's exceptional team.   The echoes of steam, pulleys, clashing gears, and the gritty environment of past industrial…

Seegrid Will Debut Automated GWS35 Walkie Stacker
01/02/14 — The pre-launch allows prospective customers to learn more about this newest product in Seegrid's suite of automation solutions; it is part of the company's commitment to make affordable automation available to everyone.  The revolutionary flexible GWS35 walkie stacker automatically picks, drops, stacks, and puts away loads up to 72 inches…

Midwest Motion Products Announces New 24 Volt DC Planetary Gearmotor
12/19/13 — Midwest Motion Products, Inc. of Watertown, Minnesota, is pleased to announce the release of a new DC Gear Motor, with integrated Optical Encoder, the Model No. MMP TM40-285D-24V GP42-025 EC-032. Accepting any 24 VOlt DC source, including solar or battery power, this robust Gear Motor measures just 1.65” in diameter,…

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Is Reis Robotics KUKA’s?
12/18/13 — KUKA proposes to purchase a 51-percent stake in Reis Robotics with an option to acquire additional shares. The Reis family is currently the company's sole owner and will retain a 49-percent share upon deal closing. The parties have agreed not to disclose other details about the transaction, which is subject…

Factory-in-a-Day Wants Robots to Have 1-Day Shipping
12/11/13 — Industrial robots have proven useful in reducing production costs in large factories, with major enterprises enlisting their services to execute repetitive tasks. The Factory-in-a-Day project, which kicked off in October, aims to also make robotic technology beneficial to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), by developing adaptable robots that can be…

Amazon’s Awkward Aquisition: Kiva
12/04/13 — If you opt to do your holiday shopping on Amazon.com, odds are good that the merchandise you order will be plucked from a shelf by a human: The Seattle e-commerce giant is adding 70,000 seasonal workers in its distribution centers for the Christmas crunch. But Amazon is also beginning to…

Mitsubishi EV Batteries to Power Nuclear Clean-up Robot
11/27/13 — While the world watches anxiously as the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) begins its most dangerous operation yet in the ongoing clean-up of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, large Japanese corporations continue to design and build robots to help go where people cannot. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has built…

Autonomous Solutions, Inc., Ford Motor Receive Hardware Innovation of the Year
11/20/13 — Petersboro, Utah November 18, 2013 The Automotive Testing Technology International magazine announced today that Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) and Ford Motor Company won the 2013 Hardware Innovation of the Year Award. The two companies teamed up to develop Ford's robotic durability testing program which was officially announced in June. The…

ABB Unveils New IRB 6700 Family
11/13/13 — Multiple variants: One family of robots with payloads from 150 to 300 kg and reaches from 2.6 to 3.2 meters Robust yet precise: Collision resistant with moment of inertia capabilities and highly accurate next generation motors Built around Lean ID: Cost effective Integrated Dressing (ID) for easy programming, reduced wear and small footprints…

For 3D Robotic Vision System, Icing Is a Piece of Cake
11/06/13 — A joint project between Scorpion Vision (Tordivel), Mitsubishi Electric, and Quasar Automation has resulted in a 3D robotic vision system which adapts to the shape and surface profile of individual cakes to enable precise and consistent icing decoration. The project combines multi-axis robots, 3D vision technology, and integration expertise to automate baked product decoration. Mitsubishi provided the robot…

REM-C, a University / Industry Partnership for Innovation
11/05/13 — Mt. Royal, NJ – November 5, 2013. REM-C, a university / industry partnership is pleased to announce its formation. REM-C (Roboticists, Engineers & Manufacturers Consortium) was established to bridge the gap between university robotic programs and the engineering community.   REM-C is a non-profit organization, comprised of leading manufacturers and…

NextGen High-Speed Goods-to-Person Picking Solutions Optimize Flexibility
11/04/13 — Most automated goods-to-person picking systems deliver high pick rates, improve order accuracy and dense storage capacity—critical factors when assessing automated single-piece picking solutions. But as distribution requirements continue to evolve, so do the challenges of distribution executives,who are increasingly requiring more flexibility, better uptime reliability and improved energy efficiency in…

Robotics Business Review announces winners of the First Annual Game Changer Awards
11/04/13 — Robotics Business Review is proud to announce the winners of the first annual Game Changer Awards, recognizing outstanding advancements in robotic technology in 2013.  “Every entry was eminently worthy of an award,” said Tom Green, editor in chief. “Every product entered displayed an imaginative concept, innovative engineering and great practicality.…

New ETF to Play the Robotics Industry
10/31/13 — Although many new ETFs have followed a ‘back-to-basics’ approach lately—focusing on segments like dividends, IPOs, or bonds—there are still a few ETF providers that are bringing fresh ideas to market.  This includes the latest such launch under the ‘Exchange-Traded Concepts’ umbrella, with the ROBO-STOX Global Robotics and Automation Index ETF . This brand…




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